Suspect forced out of Birmingham apartment by tear gas, he’s accused in the killing of a father

Murder suspect apprehended in the Kimbrough community

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham police have a man in custody who was wanted in the shooting and killing a father of four after he opened his door at Southtown Public Housing.

West Precinct officers received a Crime Stoppers tip that Dewayne Johnson was at 2808 Wallace Covington Circle.

Dewayne Johnson
Dewayne Johnson (Source: Birmingham PD)

Officers say he would not come out of the apartment after several hours so they had to use tear gas. Johnson then came out peacefully.

32-year-old Fredrick Adams was shot and killed after he answered the door of his apartment about 1:00 a.m. on Friday, December 27.

Southtown murder scene

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